Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club


14 years of age & over ONLY. This is a national level year-round training group. Focus is on specialty work, dryland training, and development for Regional / National level USA-S meets. Participants must achieve at least two USA-S 15 & Over AAA times and be over 13 years of age during the current season to be considered for membership into this group. Swimmers are required to attend at least eight of the workouts offered per week and must sign a contract with the Head Coach that outlines commitment levels and goals for each season.

Time goals include Zones / Sectionals / and National-level meet qualifying times, as well as aspirations of swimming at the college and/or professional level. Water time is between 1.5 to 2.5 hours at main workouts. Morning workouts (during the school year) are around one hour long. Meet schedule planning is done with the ICE head coach on a seasonal basis. Swimmers in the this group should aim to fully attend and participate in the highest level meets for which they qualify each year.

Summer Training Options for College Swimmers

Download Schedules:    July 13-18, July 20-26, July 27-Aug 5

Practice Schedule for July 20 - July 26
"Qualifiers" includes relay only swimmers. Please check with Coach Don if you have any questions about meets and/or practice groups for the end of the season.
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ICE Team Picnic will be on Tuesday July 21 at 7pm.
13&O ISI Qualifiers
State/Zone qualifiers
13&O ISI Qualifiers
ISI Champs Qualifiers
11 & Over State/Zone Qualifiers
10 & Under State Qualifiers
ISI Champs Qualifiers
Iowa Swimming Championships
ISI Champs Qualifiers
Iowa Swimming Championships
ISI Champs Qualifiers
Iowa Swimming Championships
ISI Champs Qualifiers
Iowa Swimming Championships

Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 8 practices per week.
(each day of a meet counts as 1/2 workout)

MPAC = Mercer Park, NLRC = North Liberty Pool,
CREC = Coralville Rec., CP = City Park Pool
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Senior group members should contact Coach Don about their recommended meets (including Grand Prix events, Nationals, and Sectionals) for the  season. The schedule below is for reference only.

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Entry deadlines vary by meet and are subject to change; please follow the links under information and/or consult the events calendar to avoid missing them. If the deadline is 'tba', the meet may not be available for signup yet. 
Additional information regarding ICE hosted meets 

Senior Meet Schedule 2015
May 2-3, 2015 ICE Amanda Knight Schany Memorial Senior Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Waves, Morays, Seniors only.
Registration Deadline: April 8
Mercer Park
Iowa City, IA
May 8-9, 2015 iFly David Armbruster Open
Documents, Registration & Information
Cubes, Waves, Morays, Seniors.
Registration Deadline: 4/8/15
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
May 29-31, 2015 CRAA Summer Long Course Kickoff
Documents, Registration & Information
Open meet; timed finals;
Registration Deadline: 4/26/15
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
Jun 5-7, 2015 ICE Mercer Long Course Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
This is a home meet. All practice groups should plan on swimming at least one day.
Registration Deadline: May 10
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
Iowa City, IA
Jun 12-14, 2015 DMSF Birdland Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
open meet; 12&Under timed finals; 13&Over prelim/final; outdoor 50 meter pool
Registration Deadline: 4/27
Des Moines, IA
Jun 19-21, 2015 Lane 4 Swim Pink A+ Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
A+ meet. Swimmers must have qualifying times for each event they wish to swim. Qualifying times can be checked in the meet invitation and are either "A" or faster
Registration Deadline: 4/29
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City
Jul 9-12, 2015 BLAST Summer Sizzler
Documents, Registration & Information
open meet; 12&u timed finals; 13&over prelim/finals; This meet will fill quickly. If you don't register by the deadline, you won't swim.
Registration Deadline: tba
The Falls Aquatic Center
Cedar Falls, IA
Jul 15-18, 2015 University of Minnesota USA-S / Speedo Sectionals Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Qualifiers only.
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 23-26, 2015 CRAA ISI Long Course Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Qualifiers Only. This is a required meet for all Qualified swimmers. All qualified swimmers should plan on being available for the entire meet.
Registration Deadline: 7/10
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA

Each swimmer should expect to swim in the Championship meet(s) for which they qualify: Regionals, State, or Zones

Monthly Fee: $135

There are also the following annual fees:

USA - Swimming registration: $64/year/swimmer
ICE Equipment fee: $120/year/family paid in 3 equal installments of $40 in October, February and June. 

Meet fees are assessed on a per-meet basis and are in the neighborhood of $35 per meet

About the Fees:

Practice Fees: Pay for pool time and coaches’ salaries.

Equipment Fees: Chlorine and water are especially hard on necessary swim equipment. This fee supports the upkeep of timing equipment, computers, lane lines and any other equipment necessary to maintain the sport.

USA-S registration fees: ICE is registered through USA Swimming, our national governing body. For insurance reasons, swimmers cannot practice beyond the trial period until this fee is paid.

Financial Responsibilities Document 

We rely on fundraising to help keep our costs down and our sport affordable for all. For this reason, we ask families each season to fundraise $125 for families with a single athlete, and $175 for families with 2+ swimmers. In an effort to make this easy, ICE provides many fundraising opportunities over the course of the year. There are also families who prefer to make a donation rather than engage in fundraising.

Withdrawal from ICE: Like any other enterprise, the Iowa City Eels have bills to pay. Pool rental, payroll, and equipment are expenses that must be covered if we are to continue to operate as a successful swim club. When your athlete joins the team we make plans based upon attendance for the entire season. We realize however that circumstances may arise which require a swimmer to leave the team either temporarily or permanently. We simply ask that you fill out this form and return it to the ICE office at Mercer at least two weeks before leaving the club. You will be responsible for all swim fees for 2 weeks following the date this form is received.